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Bar Associations give support to the Convention of 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements

Recently the German Bar Association has encouraged the European Union to ratify the Convention of 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements. In a statement released in October 2013, the German Bar Association, which represents the interests of the German bar at the national, European and international level, emphasised the significance of the mentioned Convention for EU litigants, and recommended that the EU extend the recognition and enforcement regime of the Convention to non-exclusive choice of court agreements. This statement is “in conformity” with the support rendered to the Convention on Choice of Court Agreements by other national and international bar associations. For example, in June, the Inter-American Bar Association recommended that States of the Association join the Convention.